Brooks says that the Rangers are likely offering Zuccarello a deal that would pay him $1.5 million per season.
Zuccarello filed for arbitration last night. His hearing will take place in late July or early August. The Rangers can not walk away from a deal worth less than $3.5 million.
It’s been reported that the Rangers want to bring Zuccarello back at a salary closer to $1.25 million.
Zuccarello’s European agent said in late June that he thought a deal was close and would be for multiple years.
He said earlier in the week, in a Norwegian paper, that he wants to be a Ranger and isn’t stressing over the current situation.